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Definition of "incombustible" [in•com•bus•ti•ble]

  • Incapable of burning. (adjective)
  • An incombustible object or material. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "incombustible" in a sentence
  • "As the oil spreads across the surface, it mixes with the water into an incombustible sludge with the consistency of mayonnaise."
  • "Rock dust is incombustible material and is used to coat coal mines to reduce the chances of explosions."
  • "At the moment when she makes her entrance into this history which we are relating, she was an antique virtue, an incombustible prude, with one of the sharpest noses, and one of the most obtuse minds that it is possible to see."